Cash boost for Hartlepool RNLI
Hartlepool RNLI were presented with a cheque for £1,000 from the Hartlepool Clubs Consultative Association at the Olde Durhams Club recently.
Association secretary John Denholm said ‘Once again we are delighted to support the vital work of the volunteers at the Hartlepool RNLI who are on call 24/7’.
‘A fantastic variety of fundraising events from our members in the 32 clubs that form the association has raised this impressive amount and we will continue to support the charity that saves lives at sea for the foreseeable future’.
Hartlepool RNLI Enterprise Branch chairperson Beryl Sherry who received the cheque on behalf of the charity said ‘For the past 20 years the support from the association and its members has been absolutely amazing’.
‘This has been another busy year for the volunteer crew at Hartlepool and the RNLI who have been busier than ever so we are very grateful for the donation’.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.